When it comes to planning your wedding and choosing your venue in one of the greatest cities in the world, there are quite a few factors that will dictate where and when you wed. Your biggest deciding factors (aside from budget) are likely to be, location, style, and capacity. But, what if you have your heart set on a wedding that looks like it’s from a rom-com movie set, or right out of the New York Times Vows section, or straight out of your champagne and caviar dreams? If that’s the aesthetic you’re hoping for, where should you consider to say “I do!”

Well, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the swankiest, poshest and more storybook venues in the big apple!

  • The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza is most famous for it’s Grand Ballroom, which has hosted an untold amount of events over the last century, and for their Terrace Room with its splendid and impressive crystal chandelier.  If you have a large guestlist, don’t fret, as The Grand Ballroom can host 1000 people for a standing cocktail style event or 500 people for sit-down dinner. The Plaza has also hosted a great deal of the most important political conferences, the most lavish galas and the most exclusive parties ever to take place in NYC. 

  • The Rainbow Room

Located at the ‘Top Of The Rock’ at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, this venue hosts views that rival that of the Empire State Building, with sweeping 180-degree views of the NYC Skyline. Some might even say the views are better from the ‘Top Of The Rock’, than at the Empire State Building, a polarizing discussion for New Yorkers, to be sure! 

The Rainbow Room is a gorgeous space, with huge windows, impressive chandeliers, and a beautiful and intricate dance floor. The Rainbow Room has a serious commitment to quality, style and glamor, and has been host to some of the most iconic events the city has ever seen! 

  • 620 Loft and Garden

Want to get married right in the heart of NYC? 620 Loft and Garden at The Rockefeller Center might be right for you. The 620 Loft and Garden boasts, wall-to-wall windows that flood the interior with natural light while offering views of the Prometheus statue, 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Channel Gardens, and Radio City Music Hall. The interior is an extraordinary and fully customizable loft space, and outside, the gorgeously manicured roof-top garden will make an exceptional backdrop for your event and photos! 

  • The Museum of Natural History

This venue is a bit different from the rest of the list, but a venue doesn’t have to be conventional to be beautiful or luxurious! Ever wanted to sip cocktails with dinosaurs, dine with a 94-foot-long model of a blue whale, or dance under a huge planetarium projection? If so, you have to check out the Museum of Natural History! With 4 different event spaces to choose from, able to host events for groups of all sizes (from 350-1500 guests), and each space with an entirely different character, you’ll be able to plan the over-the-top wedding of your dreams!

  • Gotham Hall

Gotham Hall is an iconic Midtown event space that features a 9,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom with 70-foot ceilings, dramatic decor lighting, and a gorgeous stained-glass skylight! When you host your wedding at Gotham Hall, you will be led through the experience by their experienced in-house event coordinators, who will make your wedding distinctive and iconic, whether you’re hosting an elaborate celebration or something a little more intimate. And, since Gotham Hall only hosts one event at a time, you can be sure to have the full attention!